-Three Irish cities: Kilkenny, Galway, & Dublin
-The picturesque fishing village of Howth
-Experience Irish Pub culture
-Bike tour the medieval town of Kilkenny
-The majestic Cliffs of Moher
-Hike through the beautiful Connemara region
Come to Ireland, where the grass really is greener! Ireland's mild climate and bountiful rain give this impressively green island the title of the Emerald Isle.
The Irish countryside is home to castles from the Middle Ages, majestic cliffs, rich culture, and settings for movies like P.S. I Love You.
With over 60 million Americans claiming Irish descent, it's only natural to have curiosity about the heritage of the old world. It's the perfect destination for group travel and your next adventure!
This trip includes visits to historical monuments and activities like cycling and hiking. The hike in Connemara National Park on Day 4 is challenging. The other hikes at the Cliffs of Moher and in Howth are moderate, so an active lifestyle would be helpful.
There will be some long drives on this trip, providing the opportunity to enjoy the scenery, see both coasts of Ireland, and get to know your group.
Weather can be very rainy in Ireland, please pack accordingly to stay dry and warm!
Irish pub culture is present in this itinerary. Though the days are filled with visiting iconic sites and exploring the outdoors during the day, most evenings travelers spend their free time in the pubs and bars. Do expect this to be part of the experience.
-Age requirement: 30s and 40s
-Group size: 16 max, average 13
Please be ready to go at Dublin International Airport (DUB) at 8:00 am.
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration--please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.
Trip ends in Dublin City Center.
Plan to depart at any time on Day 7. Travelers are responsible for their own transportation to Dublin International Airport.
Travelers are responsible for their own transportation to airport.
This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.
This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.
This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.
This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
"Céad Míle Fáilte", welcome! Arrive at the Dublin Airport and take included transportation with your group to Howth village.
Spend your first morning in Ireland exploring scenic lighthouses, shops, & cafes. Then take a stunning stroll amongst the cliffs on the Bay of Dublin.
In the afternoon, travel to Kilkenny, where you'll stay in the heart of this medieval town.
That evening, enjoy a delicious dinner in an Irish pub and settle into your first night in Ireland!
After a savory Irish breakfast, continue your exploration of Kilkenny, the well-preserved historical Marble City.
Take a cycling tour with an Irish guide and learn more about Kilkenny's history & culture. We can also arrange a walking tour if you prefer not to ride a bike.
In the afternoon, climb the top of St. Canice Cathedral & the Round Tower, built in 1250. You can also choose to visit the Kilkenny castle, the Medieval Mile Museum, or simply enjoy the boutique shops and crafts centers of downtown Kilkenny.
Enjoy your breakfast in Kilkenny before departing on a scenic drive to the west coast of Ireland.
Stop at the iconic Rock of Cashel, also known as St Patrick’s Rock. Take a walk around the historic seat of the Kings of Munster.
Arrive in the lovely harbor city of Galway and enjoy a walking tour with your Trip Leader before dinner.
Head north to Connemara National Park. Visit a traditional Irish Farm and take part in an Irish Cultural Experience with your group of friends.
Afterward, you'll have lunch overlooking Kylemore Abbey and take in the beautiful views.
Spend the rest of the afternoon hiking to Diamond Hill to breathe in the fresh air of Connemara National Park.
After dinner, hit a local pub to embrace traditional Irish culture.
Today, adventure down the coast to the famous Cliffs of Moher, where you will experience unmatched natural beauty.
Towering more than 700 feet above the ocean, these massive cliffs drenched in lush green grass are truly a sight to see. You will be hard-pressed to find a more spectacular view in all of Ireland.
In the evening, immerse yourself in Galway's live Irish folk music playing throughout the city.
Arrive in the famous city of Dublin, Ireland's capital and a UNESCO City of Literature.
Enjoy a walking tour with your Trip Leader and learn about Dublin's rich history.
Have the option to visit the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, or wander into an Irish Pub for an adventure of your own.
Wake-up for one last traditional Irish breakfast before saying goodbye to your new friends.
Depart at any time of the day. Be sure to ask your Trip Leader for suggestions on what to do if you chose to spend more time in Dublin and the easiest way to get to the airport.
Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from Ireland
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions. All Over30Experiences trip prices are in USD.
"I honestly cannot say enough about my experience to Ireland with this group! Currently sitting in the airport on my way home and can’t stop thinking about how perfect it was. Somehow they put 11 completely different people on a trip and made us feel like a family. Eric was my team leader and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better! They have amazing relationships with the local businesses and restaurants and you can tell they trjoy care about the countries they visit. I can’t wait for my next trip" -Darbi F.
"I attended the Ireland trip, and it was AMAZING. We went all around the country exploring the county side, castles, cliffs, city life, live music...the list goes on and in and it was ONLY 7 days. It was my first time out of the country and I think it was the best way to travel if you are new at adventuring outside of your area. It's also very reasonably priced. I loved the group I went with. Our leader, Lindsey, was amazing! She was kind, giving, and genuinely nice person to be around. Couldn't ask for a better experience. I'm already planning out when I can go on another trip and I just got home" -Gabi K.
"I just finished Exploring Ireland with Under30Experiences and it was a spectacular trip! The leaders did an excellent job of guiding our group and still giving enough free time for us to explore independently. It was also great to go on a trip abroad and not have to stress about planning it. The camaraderie our group had right from the start made the trip that much more enjoyable. I'm looking forward to keeping in touch with all the new friends I made and going on another trip with Under 30 Experiences soon. I can't recommend them highly enough!" -Eric M.